October 17, 1933 ~ February 17, 2021
Born in: La Veta, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Jose B “Joe” “Bennie” Vigil, 87, passed away Feb. 17, 2021. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Hermelinda Vigil; children, Herminia Vigil, Jose “Joe” (Tina) Vigil, Marchell (Brett) Snyder, Dan (Wanda) Vigil and Nadine (Manny) Gonzales; grandchildren, Brandon, Sarah Vigil (Treyben Letlow), Breanna (Tyler Jordan), Christopher, Emily Snyder, Tinisha (David) Arguello, Daniel “Danny V” Vigil, Elliana, Ginae Gonzales, Bryanne (Danny) Knecht and Ashlee (Michael Wroe) Roush; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Jeremiah, Jacob and Jordan; special niece and husband, Edo and Eri Domenech; siblings, Anthony Vigil and Sophie Franco; sister-in-law, DeeDee Vigil; brother and sisters-in-laws; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Jake and Geneva (Castro) Vigil; brother, Robert Vigil; and in-laws, Miguel and Concepcion Gonzalez. Jose was born on Oct. 17, 1933, in La Veta, Huerfano County, Colo. and graduated from Central High School 1953. He retired from a civilian career in Dietary/Food Service at the Colorado State Hospital and Department of Corrections, Territorial Prison. Jose was a Korean/Vietnam veteran retiring after 28 years achieving the rank of First Sergeant/E-9, United States Army/Army Reserve. His greatest accomplishment was his family. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his familia. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting with his sons. A dedicated bowler and enjoyed a round of golf. Jose was a lifetime member Knights of Columbus Council #557 Past Grand Knight and former member 4th Degree Faithful Navigator, member of the Fraternal Order of Moose #19 held office as Governor, former member; Eagles 145, The Retired Enlisted Association #20 and Boy Scouts. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. followed by Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at St Mary Help of Christians, 307 E Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please donate to St Mary’s Prayer Garden, 217 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006 or St Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Livestreaming and online condolences at www.MontgomerySteward.com
Funeral Mass: February 23, 2021 11:00 am
St. Mary Help of Christians Church
217 E. Mesa Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81006